Fox News apoplectic over “the Left’s assault on our culture”

Published June 12, 2020

I did something last night that makes me cringe. I hadn’t done it in a long time but my curiosity got the best of me. I turned on Fox News.

I couldn’t watch for more than a few minutes without feeling like I wanted to vomit, but it was enough to confirm that a state-run television station could not be more brazen in spewing right-wing propaganda. Granted, CNN, MSNBC and most mainstream media lean left but there is a difference. They report what the president says, and because he is such an ignoramus, it makes him look bad, so he calls it “fake news,” which makes him look even more like a spoiled adolescent.

On Fox News, they ridiculed “the Left’s assault on our culture.” They depict “the Left” as the enemy. They were apoplectic over cancellation of the TV show “Cops,” Lady Antebellum changing its name to Lady A, and revisiting old Disney films that had racist overtones. They seemed to feel a racist culture less than 160 years removed from slavery and less than 100 from public lynchings is something to be preserved. They then had a laugh-fest playing snippets of Joe Biden stumbling over some words in a speech that seemed more appropriate for Saturday Night Live than a news show.

While Trump makes a fool of himself every time he speaks, journalists at CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and Washington Post don’t find it funny. What they are apoplectic about is having a lying, corrupt dictator-want-to-be in the White House and a Republican Party that sold its soul to protect him.

Do I sound biased? You bet. I am a liberal Democrat and I have never been prouder to be one. “Both sides are just as bad,” say people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Republicans’ coddling of Trump will be their legacy.

As for Fox News, I think it’s healthy to check it out from time to time if for no other reason than to hear for one’s self how the other side sees things . And for those Trump supporters who watch Fox News 24/7, I encourage you to check out another station, just for curiosity’s sake. (Hey, it’s not like I’m asking you to read a book!) You’ll cringe, like I do when I turn on Fox News. But maybe you’ll learn something.